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Placement Tests

Listed below are the links to the Online French, Chinese and Spanish Placement Tests:

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ESL/EAL Placement Test

LLC offers three courses that have been specifically designed for students whose first language is not English and who need to improve their reading and writing skills in English.

LNG111 Language and Identity, LNG112 Language: Spoken and Written and LNG113 Language and Public Life are Lower Level Liberal Studies courses. Students can, however, only take two of them to fulfill their Lower Level Liberal study credit requirements. If you are interested in these courses, please note the following:


  • As a rule, students who have been in an English-medium educational system for 1-7 years are eligible to take LNG 111 and/or 112.
  • Those who have been in an English-medium educational system in Canada or elsewhere for 7-10 years are eligible to take only LNG 113, after which they are deemed able to take any other Lower Level Liberal Studies course that their program allows.


Students may not enroll themselves in these courses. Instead, they are placed in the above three courses by one of the following means:

  1. The online placement test
  2. A recent English Proficiency Test score
  3. A post-admissions writing assessment administered to all students in FEAS, some programs in FCS and TRSM
  4. A placement interview

For further information, students should contact Marju Toomsalu.


Important Information

  • Please print the email you will receive with your test results and produce it to your instructor on the first class. If you do not have your test results, you may be asked to leave the class until you have been appropriately placed.
  • Please be sure to take the online placement test prior to registering for a French, Spanish or Mandarin course.  Results will be emailed back to you within 48 hours.  If you have not received your results within 48 hours, please contact Myriam Martel (Spanish), Nigel Lezama (French) or John Stowe (Chinese).  See our About Us for contact information.